Mr. James Neil McNaughton, 68, Marco Island, Florida and Balsam Lake, Wisconsin passed away in his home in Balsam Lake on Friday, June 18, 2010 with his loving family at his side.
James was born on December 8, 1941 to Reginald and Delores McNaughton and was raised in New Brighton, MN. He graduated from High School in New Brighton in 1959 and then enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country for several years in the Navy Submarine Service. After serving in the United States Navy, he returned to the Twin Cities where he raised his two children with his wife Carol. Jim worked in the Tool and Die Industry for many years, starting as a Punch Operator and earning his way to Vice President of Thomas Engineering.
In 1985, James married Carmen Brookshaw and the couple resided in the Minnetonka area. In 1987 they moved to Santa Barbara, California where they started Interplex Stamping Inc. They retired in 1993 but remained residing on the west coast and also residing at their lake home in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. In 2001 the couple made their home on Marco Island, Florida and they also continued to enjoy their home in Balsam Lake during their retirement.
James loved spending time with his family and friends, golfing, fishing and boating on Balsam Lake. He was a member of the Marco Lutheran Church where he was the Board Chair of the Marco Lutheran Foundation, Chair Person of the Hideway Beach Golf Committee and a member of the N.R.A. as well as many other activities and services.
James leaves to celebrate his memory, his wife, Carmen Brookshaw of Marco Island, Florida, son, Patrick McNaughton and his wife Lisa, Plymouth, MN, daughter, Jamie McNaughton and her husband Greg Erickson, River Falls, WI, stepson, Jeff Brookshaw and his wife Judy of River Falls, WI, stepdaughter, Brenda Weber and her husband Jeffery, stepson, Daniel Brookshaw (Lisa Taylor) of Ellsworth, WI, grandchildren, Jackie, Jasen, Jacob, Lindsey, Kayla, Erin, Angie, Logan, Hunter, Grady, Mara, great grandchildren, Conner, Halley, Landen, Lyla, nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends. James was preceded in death by his parents, Delores and Reginald, sisters, Jan, Marge and Sharon.
Funeral Services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake, WI on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Diane Norstad and Pastor Kevin Koenig will officiate the service. Music will be provided by special friends of the family.
The family will greet visitors at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria on Monday from 5 P.M. - 7 P.M. and again at the church on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until the time of service.
James will be laid to rest at the Poplar Hills Cemetery in Rock Elm, Wisconsin. Casket Bearers will be Bob Carlson, Dick Johnson, Chuck Torrence, Jere C. Briggs, Bob Rasmussen and Chuck McBrayer.
James will be dearly missed by his family and friends!
Memorials preferred to Faith Lutheran Church, Balsam Lake, WI, Marco Island Lutheran Church, Marco Island, Florida and the American Cancer Society.
The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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